Last week I posted pictures of my latest project, a pretty and cozy headband (for daughter number 2) completed just in time for fall. Now I’m going to show you what I made for daughter number 1. Here she is wearing the crochet head band. You can see it is the same as the head band I made for her sister only slightly wider and in a different colour scheme.
Don’t like putting things on your head? You can also wear the headband as a cowl to keep your neck warm! Cute eh?
This crochet 2 in 1 headband cowl is super easy to make. The hardest part is attaching the roses and leaves in place but I’m sure if you can crochet, then you can do a bit a sewing.
So here we go – a free pattern for you to make your very own 2 in 1 crochet headband cowl. Don’t forget, I’m crafty and I crochet a lot but I’m not a pattern writer. I’m providing a pattern because it doesn’t cost me anything but a bit of time. If you have questions about the pattern or this project, leave a comment so that others can benefit from the questions and answers. If you would like to share this project with a friend, please do so by providing a link to my post.
Crochet Your Own 2 in 1 Headband Cowl
- Medium, worsted weight yarn in colour schemes of your choice ( I used Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand if you must know)
- Crochet Hook: 5 mm
- Needle for sewing
Crochet Instructions for Headband/Cowl
Row 1: ch 17
Row 2: sc in 2nd ch from hook. Ch 1, skip 1, sc 1. Repeat to end.
Row 3: Turn, ch 2 and then sc in the chain space from the previous row. *Ch 1 (skip the sc stitch), sc in the next chain space. Repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat row 3 until headband is at desired length. Bind off leaving tail for sewing end of headband together. (Or you may wish to join the ends by crocheting them together with slip stitches and then binding off and weaving in any yarn ends.)
Crochet Instructions for Leaves
1. Ch 8
2. Sc in 2nd chain from hook then work the following pattern: hdc, dc, 2dc in same stitch, dc, hdc, sc, ch 2. (You should have one side of the leaf completed at this point.)
3. To complete the other side of the leaf, work the following in the foundation chain stitches: sc, hdc, dc, 2dc in same stitch, dc, hdd, sc. Bind off with a slip stitch in the last chain stitch and leave a tail for sewing the leaf on to the headband.
Crochet Rose/Flower Instructions
Row 1: Ch 26
Row 2: Sc in 2 ch from hook. Sc in each stitch until end of row
Row 3: Turn. Skip first stitch. *5 dc in next stitch then slip stitch. This is your first petal. Repeat from * until you have completed 5 (dc) petals in total. *5 hdc in next stitch followed by a slip stitch. Repeat from * until you have 4 hdc petals. 5 sc in next stitch followed by a slip stitch. Repeat from * until you have formed 3 (sc) petals. Bind off leaving a tail for sewing your rose together.
To form the rose, start curling the small (sc) petals in a circle. Sew on the wrong side as you curl the petals to hold it all together.
To complete your headband cowl, simply sew the roses and petals in place. You can arrange the flowers and leaves however you like. I placed mine to hid the seam in the headband. I also embellished my roses/flowers with buttons (completely optional as the crochet flowers look pretty on their own).
*Rose and Leaf instructions adapted from May Roses pattern by Attic 24.
Here’s a another look at my two completed projects:
Note: The gray headband is 17 stitches wide while the taupe band is 15 stitches wide. You can adjust the width of your band to your liking.
I hope you like working on this project as much as I did. It’s a great way to use up left over yarn and the headband cowl also makes a good gift. (holiday season is just around the corner!)
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